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Redbox Instant by Verizon

November 08, 2013 10:00 ET

Redbox Instant™ by Verizon Announces Availability on Xbox One

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 8, 2013) - Movie lovers can experience a new level of entertainment within the comfort of their homes with the launch of the Redbox Instant™ by Verizon application on Xbox One. The app will be available on Nov. 22 and entertainment enthusiasts will have access to all of the new features available on this innovative platform.

"Our continued partnership with Microsoft reinforces our commitment to offering a quality movie-watching experience on the newest, most advanced devices available," says Shawn Strickland, CEO of Redbox Instant by Verizon. "We're pleased to launch Redbox Instant by Verizon on Xbox One."

Xbox One expands the achievement system to engage users across a broader range of activities, devices and scenarios. No longer restricted to games, media achievements are more inclusive, more social, and more engaging than ever before, especially on the Redbox Instant by Verizon app. 

Users can unlock both "persistent" and "challenge" achievements including the "Blackjack!" that rewards users who watch 21 movies, and "Fearless" for horror fans who watch 10 frightening films. These achievements -- and many more -- will encourage users to make every night a movie night, and give them the opportunity to share their passion for film with friends.

The Redbox Instant by Verizon experience will also support features exclusive to Xbox One including: Hero Stats, OneGuide channel, Snap mode and Pins.

"We were thrilled to launch this app on Xbox 360 earlier this year and couldn't be happier to extend the partnership to the new platform on Nov. 22 when we launch Xbox One," said Kathy Styponias, General Manager, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. "The Redbox Instant by Verizon team took full advantage of the Xbox One architecture and re-built the app from the ground-up to bring to life awesome features like media achievements and the app channel on OneGuide."

Redbox Instant by Verizon is a great service for everyone who loves movies. For only $8 a month, a Redbox Instant by Verizon subscription plan includes four rental nights to enjoy the newest releases available on DVD at any Redbox kiosk nationwide, plus the ability to stream thousands of popular movies instantly. A Blu-ray package is also available for an extra dollar. That means, if you missed a movie while it was in theaters, you can head to the kiosk and grab a disc to enjoy the movie before it's available on other subscription services.

Additionally, both subscribers and non-subscribers can take advantage of the Redbox Instant by Verizon online store to purchase and rent new releases on-demand.

Xbox One is just the latest of the many devices with Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming capabilities joining Xbox 360*, Roku**, Samsung Smart TVs™** and Blu-ray Disc™ players**, Sony devices, LG Smart TVs**, Google TVs™**, Apple iPhones® and iPads®, Android™ phones and through Windows® and iOS™ browsers.

For those new to the service, Redbox Instant by Verizon offers a free month of movies with a subscription that includes unlimited streaming of its collection of hit movies and four DVD rental nights.

For more information, visit http://www.redboxinstant.com.

*Xbox Live Gold subscription required
**Available on select models only

About Redbox Instant by Verizon
Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture between Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, and Verizon Communications, Inc., offers movie lovers the best value for the biggest movies on disc and digital. It is the only service to offer a compelling subscription package that includes the newest releases on disc available through more than 43,000 Redbox kiosks nationwide and a selection of thousands of movies to stream instantly. Redbox Instant also offers the ability to purchase or rent new releases, making it a great destination for movie fans to find what they want to watch right now. The service is available on a growing list of major platforms such as PlayStation 3, Roku, Xbox 360, Android and iOS devices, Samsung Smart TV and Internet Connected Blu-ray devices, LG Smart TV's, and Google TV. For more information, visit us at http://www.RedboxInstant.com. Follow us on Twitter @RedboxInstant and like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/RedboxInstant.

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